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Mehdi El Azouzi at "Stand with Refugees" rally

Tika Acharya at "Stand with Refugees" rally

New Worlds For Old - France

New Worlds For Old, a film of the American Friends Service Committee and the British Friends Service Council work in France.

Shan Cretin on how we work

Lifting the voices of immigrant youth

This is a short profile of Saul Aleman, the American Friends Immigrant Services intern at the AFSC Miami Office. Saul works with young people in South Florida and across the state to support the development of new leaders and to provide opportunities for the migrant community to tell their stories. Saul co-founded Homestead Equal Rights for All (ERA) and organizes in his own community of Homestead, FL.

Elmo's Garden (Carlos "Elmo" Gomez)

Carlos "Elmo" Gomez began working with AFSC through the "Roots for Peace" program at his high school. To help address the need for fresh produce in the Mar Vista Gardens housing project, Elmo’s class turned an unsightly, weed-filled lot into an organic garden. The garden proved so successful that AFSC’s Roots for Peace program soon expanded to two additional schools. This year, Elmo returned to AFSC as an intern, pursuing a dream to bring a garden plot to every residential unit in Mar Vista Gardens.

What difference does a year make? (Vera Parra)

This video is a short profile of Vera Parra, AFSC's Jon and Lillian Lovelace Fellow for 2012-2013. Vera spent a year with the immigrant rights program in Newark and helped build a campaign that won an end to Newark police cooperation with immigration authorities.

A global family for a local youth leader

Pablo Ramirez, who is active with AFSC's local peace networks in Guatemala City, was a delegate to the recent Global Youth Peace Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa. This short profile tells the story of his experience.

Cultural Organizing in California Central Valley

California's Central Valley is one of the most ethnically diverse areas in the state and the place where many immigrants are trying to build a sense of belonging through arts and culture. This short video shares some of the cultural organizing happening in the Central Valley with the support of AFSC's Pan Valley Institute and annual Tamejavi Festival.